Category Archives: Finance

High-Level Panel post-2015 roadmap: Close, but still some way to go

By Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report The just-released Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda is to be commended for putting forward a clear roadmap for the way ahead. Feeding … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developing countries, Equity, Finance, Gender, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Pakistan’s elections highlight education challenges

By Nicole Comforto, EFA Global Monitoring Report The candidates in Pakistan’s election last week frequently cited quality education as one of their top priorities and committed to increase government spending on education, for good reason. Pakistan has the world’s second-highest … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Finance, Gender, Governance, Out-of-school children, Quality of education, Rural areas, Teachers, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Turning the ‘resource curse’ into a blessing for education

Maximizing the income from natural resources such as oil and minerals could provide an education to 86% out-of-school children and 42% of out-of-school adolescents in 17 developing countries, according to calculations by the EFA Global Monitoring Report team. Our new … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Economic growth, Finance, Governance, Innovative financing, Out-of-school children, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The urgency of reaching out-of-school children for economic and social development

Nicholas Burnett is managing director at Results for Development Institute, where he manages the Education portfolio. New analysis from the Results for Development Institute sheds light on the cost to countries’ economies from out-of-school children. Among the most alarming revelations … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Economic growth, Finance, Governance, Out-of-school children, Primary school, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Our proposed post-2015 education goals emphasize equity, measurability and finance

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report As the global education community prepares to discuss education in the post-2015 development agenda at Dakar this week, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report team has drawn … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Equity, Finance, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Education for All is affordable – by 2015 and beyond

If governments and donors make concerted efforts to meet the promises they made in 2000, basic education for all could be achieved by 2015, according to analysis in a new policy paper released by the Education for All Global Monitoring … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Developing countries, Donors, Economic growth, Equality, Equity, Finance, Innovative financing, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, North America, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

In South Sudan, many girls are missing out on school

Today, July 9, South Sudan celebrates its first anniversary. Since independence, education has been a key priority for the government. But many challenges remain – especially girls’ access to education. It’s been a rough start for the world’s youngest country. … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Governance, Marginalization, Out-of-school children, Refugees and displaced people | 10 Comments

Food crisis is also an education crisis

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report Hunger and malnutrition are urgent development problems, despite the fact that the world has the capacity to feed everyone. They also have devastating effects on education, robbing millions … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Developing countries, Donors, Early childhood care and education, Famine, Finance, Governance, Group of 8, Nutrition | 1 Comment

It’s official: the global recession has severely hit aid budgets

By Elise Legault, research officer, Education for All Global Monitoring Report The OECD has just released foreign aid figures for 2011, and they show that for the first time since 1997, official development assistance (ODA) has decreased in real terms … Continue reading

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C’est officiel: la crise a sévèrement affecté l’aide au développement

Par Elise Legault, chargée de recherche, Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’Éducation pour tous Les données pour l’aide publique au développement (APD) pour l’année 2011 viennent tout juste d’être publiées par l’OCDE, et pour la première fois depuis 1997, l’aide … Continue reading

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